Definition of Sleepers

1. Noun. (plural of sleeper) ¹

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Definition of Sleepers

1. sleeper [n] - See also: sleeper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleepers

sleep under the same bridge
sleep with
sleep with the fishes
sleepable
sleepaway
sleepbound
sleepdriving
sleepdrunk
sleepe
sleeper
sleeper berth
sleeper cell
sleeper cells
sleeper goby
sleeper nest
sleepers (current term)
sleepery
sleepest
sleepeth
sleepful
sleepfulness
sleepier
sleepiest
sleepily
sleepiness
sleepinesses
sleeping
sleeping around
sleeping at the switch
sleeping bag

Literary usage of Sleepers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There are twelve sleepers to each length of rail, averaging 2 feet С inches apart between centres, as against the usual number on other lines, ..."

2. Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management by Dionysius Lardner (1850)
"The durability of the sleepers depends solely upon their intrinsic ... The sleepers of the Belgian railways are partly of oak and partly of white wood. ..."

3. Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management by Dionysius Lardner (1850)
"The durability of the sleepers depends solely upon their intrinsic ... The sleepers of the Belgian railways are partly of oak and partly of white wood. ..."

4. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"On the other hand, the cost for labour alone for 1000 feet of similar track laid with wooden sleepers was 210J dollars. The track laid with metal sleepers ..."

5. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"The sleepers have been found to stand very badly, cracks starting from the bolt-holes. The stone ballast used was rapidly pulverised, and so great indeed ..."

6. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"Among the insipid legends of ecclesiastical history, I am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of the SEVEN sleepers , *3 whose imaginary date ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"Among the insipid legends of ecclesiastical history, I am tempted to distinguish the memorable Table of the SEVEN sleepers :(43) whose imaginary date ..."

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